March 8, 2019
Original television production is all the rage in Hollywood, especially at Netflix. The SVOD pioneer perhaps overstaffed with VPs mining for original episodic programming.
Jennifer Gonsky, director of global original series at Netflix, has left to join Fox Searchlight TV as head of business affairs — the 11-month-old episodic programming unit of Fox Searchlight Pictures. Gonsky spent 11 years at FX before joining Netflix in 2016.
At Netflix Gonsky spearheaded original series “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Ratched” and “The Politician,” among others.
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to join Fox Searchlight Television,” Gonsky said in a statement. “I’m excited to collaborate with this incredibly passionate team who are working to bring the same high-quality projects and dynamic storytelling that Searchlight Pictures is known for to television audiences.”
Gonsky reports to David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, co-presidents of production for film and television at Fox Searchlight Pictures, in Los Angeles. The company will soon be part of Disney once regulatory approval of its $71.3 billion acquisition of 20th Century Fox Film Corp. is finalized.